Graeme and Amy

Graeme Bryden and Amy MacDonald in Waves Coffeehouse. For Valentine’s Day last year, the couple partook in Paintnite. This year they hope to experience something new but have not decided yet.
Photo by Arianna Korbett

Candice and Nicholas

Candice Vogt and Nicholas Wright have been dating for ten months and sit in Second Cup chatting over coffee. Vogt is working on Valentine’s Day, so the two of them plan to go for dinner at Dean House in Inglewood another night.
Photo by Robyn Welsh

Amy and Cole

Amy Bauer and Cole Ohrling out on a walk on Sunday, Feb 5. They plan on staying in on Valentine’s Day.
Photo by Alexandra Nicholson

Meagan and Patrick

This is Meagan and Patrick, they have been together for almost a year now. While there are no plans set in stone, the two do plan on celebrating Valentine’s day. To Meagan, Valentine’s day is a day where loved ones can spend their time and money on their significant other. “Valentine’s day is a day of love and appreciation”, she says. She likes how the celebrated holiday stops people from their busy lives to appreciate and connect with each other again.

Photo by Olivia Baychu

Mark Oliver Twist

Walking though Olympic Plaza during Culture days, a crowd surrounds Mark Oliver Twist as he creates art on the ground, speed painting …

Anthony Panlaqui

On Friday Sept. 25, ACAD graduate Anthony Panlaqui sits outside Analog Coffee shop enjoying the evening sun. As he sips his coffee amidst the hustle and bustle of 17th Avenue, Panlaqui enjoys people watching and working on his sketchbook. “You can’t really compare it to any other city,” he says of Calgary. He adds, “if you’ll look, you’ll find something to do, something to see, something to inspire you.” Panlaqui has been working at the Hyatt Regency for the past ten years, but aims to perfect his craft and pursue a full-time career as an artist.
Video by Emily Thwaites

Chongkui Jiang

Originally from China, Chongkui Jiang moved to Calgary 12 years ago to join his daughter. Jiang is an engineer and a teacher. He spends his off time at Prince’s Island Park with his wife, where they perform Tai Chi.

Video by Sarah Kirk

Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison has lived in Calgary his whole life. He loves walking through Calgary’s parks with his best buddy, Buzz. Buzz is Harrison’s third Chihuahua. They were strolling through Edworthy Park on Sept. 27, a particularly chilly Sunday afternoon. Harrison walks his dog at the park almost every single day, regardless of the weather. He has had many adventures there; Harrison was daring enough to sneak into the park when it was closed during the floods of 2013.

Video by Paul McAleer

Sajjad Khan

Sajjad Khan’s main concern is to see change in how people interact with each other in the society.
“Everybody is all about themselves, it’s about me, me, me and it’s something I would love to see change in this world; is that we would stop thinking me and start we.”
By Mirandah Shereni

Gina Cherkowski

Gina Cherkowski is passionate about providing hands-on educational experiences for kids. She says access to education is one of the most important issues facing young people around the world.
“I believe that education is not equitably distributed, so I want to make sure all kids get access to high-quality education,” said Cherkowski.
Photo by Sabina Seyidova